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Top Tips for Avoiding Unhealthy Snacking

Top Tips for Avoiding Unhealthy Snacking

Let’s face it, it isn’t always possible to last from breakfast to lunch without a snack.

Similarly, it isn’t always possible to last from lunch to dinner without a snack.

With busy lives and workouts to consider, the body often needs more than the standard three meals a day. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to reach for a packet of crisps or a chocolate bar.

Simply, these are often a lot more appealing than healthy alternatives when we’re really hungry and craving something sugary.

Luckily, there are some great ways to avoid unhealthy snacking.

So, here’s how to avoid unhealthy snacking when you’re hungry…

Have healthy snacks readily available

A great way to avoid unhealthy snacking is to have healthy snacks readily available at all times; this means at home, at home and in your bag when you’re on the go.

When there are healthy snacks to hand at all times, you’ll have no reason to choose anything else.

Eat a healthy snack before you’re starving

If you leave it until you are ravenous, you’ll eat everything and anything; this often leads to overeating, eating poorly and feeling unsatisfied.

Instead, try to have a snack just as you start to feel peckish.

This way, you’ll keep hunger at bay and you’re body will be satisifed with whatever you give it.

Avoid keeping unhealthy snacks at home

It may sound obvious, but a lot of people still buy unhealthy snacks even when they’re trying to eat a lot better.

When you’re really hungry and craving a snack you’re more than likely going to immediately grab something with instant gratification, such as a sugary biscuit or ice cream.

However, if these aren’t there for you to choose, you’ll have no choice to opt for something that’s better for you.

Avoid keeping unhealthy snacks at home so the option it taken away from you.

As you can see, there’s no science behind ensuring that you eat healthier snacks.

Instead, it’s all about what you have available and ensuring that there are healthy alternatives at all times.

When the unhealthy options are removed, you’re much more likely to choose something that’s nutritious.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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